IDF says sirens in north caused by helicopter shooting down malfunctioning drone

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF says the sirens that sounded in the Galilee a short while ago were activated due to a combat helicopter downing a military drone that was identified as having a technical malfunction.

According to the IDF, the “interception was carried out in a controlled manner and there is no fear of a security incident.”

“The rocket and missile warning was activated due to the interception” amid fears of falling shrapnel, the IDF says.

Last month a similar incident occurred over the Galilee, with the IDF shooting down one of its own UAVs that had a technical issue.

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